Botulinum Toxin (Botox) is a safe non-surgical treatment of fine lines and wrinkles created by movement. Predominantly used to for the softening and smoothing of expression lines, such as the forehead, crow’s feet and the frown lines that often occur between the eyebrows as we get older, but can be used to treat other areas such as smokers lines, bunny lines and to raise the eyebrows.
The injections work by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines resulting in a smoother, fresh and more youthful appearance.
The treatment itself typically takes around 15 minutes and beforehand I will examine your facial muscles to see how they work and where to place the toxin. It is a relatively painless procedure as a very tiny needle is used. Local anesthetic cream can be used if you are particularly anxious but is not usually required.
Effects of Botox will start to be felt at 48 and 72 hours post treatment with maximum effect at 10-14 days.The effects of Botox last between 3 and 5 months but can vary from person to person.
Deep lines will be softened and may take several treatments to achieve optimum results, fine lines can almost disappear.
Side effects are uncommon and temporary, you may experience bruising and tenderness at the site of the injection and very occasionally treatment may not be effective. If you are concerned at all post procedure it is advisable that you contact your practitioner for advice.
After care advice:
Do not rub or massage the treated areas for at least 24 hours after treatment.
If you need to cleanse your face the same day, do so carefully without rubbing.
Do not apply makeup for at least 4 hours after treatment.
No physical exercise for 24 hours.
No excessive heat such as sauna/steam for 24 hours.
No facial treatments for 2 weeks.
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